Mad As Hell

Drivers listening to their car radios in Savannah, Ga., and neighboring South Carolina are getting an angry earful from a Ford dealer whose new advertisement sounds more like a talk-radio tirade than a sales pitch.

Dealer O.C. Welch began airing ads over the weekend that blast Congress for wrecking the economy and take consumers to task for driving Japanese cars that Welch says are "rice ready, not road ready."

Welch said Tuesday he's angry about the proposed government bailout for Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, saying it won't help car dealers. He says his business hit a 32-year low last month, with sales down 60 percent.

Welch's ad also chides consumers for buying foreign cars and imported goods at Wal-Mart.

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